University of OtagoUniversity

New Zealand

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Foundation: 1869

Mission: The University of Otago will create, advance, preserve, promote and apply knowledge, critical thinking and intellectual independence to enhance the understanding, development and well-being of individuals, society and the environment. It will achieve these goals by building on foundations of broad research and teaching capabilities, unique campus learning environments, its nationwide presence and mana, and international links. Ko tā Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo he whakawhanake, he pupuri, he whakatairanga hoki i te mātauranga, i te ihomatua tātari kaupapa, i te whakaaroaro motuhake o te tangata, kia hāpai ai te mōhio, te mārama, te hiatotanga, otirā, te oranga o te tangata, o te iwi hoki. Mā te rangahau me te tika mārika o te whakaako, mā te whai wānanga ahurei, mā te whakaū ki tōna mana, me ōna toronga puta noa i te motu, i te ao hoki ēnei whāinga e tutuki.

Vision: A research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. He Whare Wānanga aronui ana ki te rangahau, e rongonui ana i ngā tōpito o te ao i āna tutukinga ikeike.



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Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDNew Zealand
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 453rd20th392nd3rd
Arts and Humanities 222nd14th197th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 621st42nd547th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 242nd22nd190th3rd
Chemistry 526th34th447th3rd
Computer Science 577th33rd476th5th
Dentistry 159th6th128th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 395th28th327th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 359th23rd294th5th
Energy 493rd32nd379th3rd
Engineering 521st32nd424th5th
Environmental Science 465th32nd377th4th
Mathematics 520th25th422nd3rd
Medicine 386th13th342nd2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 508th22nd420th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 564th36th493rd5th
Psychology 228th16th216th2nd
Social Sciences 222nd17th181st2nd
Veterinary 458th24th343rd4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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